Genentech

Researchers showed, retrospectively, that using a cutoff of 16 circulating DNA mutations they could identify patients who were more likely to respond to immunotherapy.

Microbiotica will use its metagenomics microbiome platform to help Genentech develop biomarkers, targets, and medicines for inflammatory bowel disease.

New trial data presented at ASCO highlights the utility of checkpoint inhibitors, alone or with chemotherapy, across PD-L1 expression groups.

Based on the results of the SANDPIPER study in advanced, PIK3CA-mutated breast cancer, Genentech has decided not to advance development of the PI3 kinase inhibitor taselisib.

Short'n'Sweet

A new study finds that a shorter treatment course might work just as well as a longer one for women with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer, NPR says.

Presentations largely reflected negatively on the utility of PD-L1 for stratifying response, but pivotal new data on tumor mutational burden as assessed by Foundation Medicine's genomic sequencing panel.

The project, dubbed FinnGen, was announced this week and is slated to run through mid-2023.

This is the first US Food and Drug Administration approval for a drug based solely on data from a basket study.

The alliance's first aim is the identification, development, and validation of biomarkers of cancer and treatment response.

In an increasingly diverse field of sequencing assays, Genentech researchers believe they have achieved notable sensitivity, with high multiplexing capability and relatively low cost.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.